Commercial Client Articles

Outsourcing the Processing of Personal Information – Guidance

The Information Commissioner’s Office offers guidance for smaller businesses on how to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) when you outsource the processing of...

Tax Free Perks

The Government has continuously sought to limit the tax free perks that businesses can provide for their employees. However, there are some remaining. Here is...

Taking a Franchise – the Basics

There are many potential benefits of buying a franchise, such as having access to well-established business and accounting systems, centralised marketing and a proven business...

VAT on Business Assets With Private Use

It is very commom for a smaller business to have assets which have been acquired which are used for both business and private use. Traditionally,...

Money Laundering Regulations

Money laundering is the process by which criminals turn their 'dirty' income – which is usually earned in cash – into 'clean' money, by undertaking...

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Commercial Client News

Landlord’s Motivation for Work Not in Point, Rules CourtOctober 2, 2017

A recent case decided by the High Court will (if not overturned on appeal) have potential implications for some commercial tenants seeking renewals of their...

GDPR – ICO Consults on Written ContractsSeptember 29, 2017

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will apply to all EU member states from 25 May 2018, data processors have new responsibilities and...

Recovery of Cross-Border DebtsSeptember 28, 2017

Firms and people who fail to pay their bills are a significant nuisance for any business, but when the debtor is abroad, there may be...

Court Robust in Protection of Motor Giant Trade MarkSeptember 26, 2017

Motor giant BMW, challenging a decision over the use of its trade mark with which it disagreed, has won its appeal in the Court of...

The Role of Companions at Disciplinary and Grievance HearingsAugust 28, 2017

Under the Employment Relations Act 1999 a worker has the right to be accompanied by a fellow worker or trade union representative at an internal...

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